For 3,000 years humans have altered the Yellow river

Past Horizons - Sun, 2014-06-29 10:25
Research links the Yellow river’s increasingly deadly floods to a widespread pattern of human-caused environmental degradation and related flood-mitigation efforts
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GIS model tests Caesar’s accounts of the Gallic Wars

Past Horizons - Sun, 2014-06-29 08:54
According to Caesar's account of his Gallic Wars (58-51 BCE) over 250,000 Helvetii abandoned their territory in what is now northern Switzerland and attempted to relocate to Gaul
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Silbury Hill: The Largest Pre-historic Mound in Europe

Past Horizons - Fri, 2014-06-27 21:24
Dr Jim Leary, archaeologist at the University of Reading, is the author of a major new English Heritage monograph
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Unesco world heritage list tops 1,000

Past Horizons - Fri, 2014-06-27 20:17
The Okavango Delta in Botswana, the Grotte Chauvet in France and the Poverty Points monument in the US are among sites taking the world heritage list over the 1,000 mark
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Crop irrigation in Mesopotamia may have spread disease

Past Horizons - Thu, 2014-06-26 18:14
Schistosomiasis, a disease caused by flatworm parasites, may have been spread by earliest crop irrigation in ancient Mesopotamia, suggesting early technology exacerbated disease burden
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Archaeo-astronomy steps out of the shadows

Past Horizons - Thu, 2014-06-26 14:58
A developing field of research merges astronomical techniques with the study of ancient human-made features and the surrounding landscapes
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An invitation to discover the Northern Picts

Past Horizons - Wed, 2014-06-25 18:39
The University of Aberdeen Northern Picts project along with Tarbat Discovery Centre are inviting members of the public to visit two of their excavations in Easter Ross this summer
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Hidden treasures of ancient Ur uncovered in Bristol cupboard

Past Horizons - Tue, 2014-06-24 18:05
An enigmatic box from a bygone era, filled with pottery, seeds and animal bones, has been discovered in the University of Bristol's Department of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Danish antler axe find reveals Neolithic German trade

Past Horizons - Tue, 2014-06-24 16:34
During excavations of prehistoric settlements at Rødbyhavn in Denmark archaeologists have recovered an antler axe that appears to confirm direct links with Central Europe
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Bronze Age necropolis reveals variety of funerary practices

Past Horizons - Wed, 2014-06-18 08:22
The excavation of a Bronze Age necropolis in north central France reveals the wide variety of funerary practices being carried out at this period
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The “wonderful rubbish” of the Gilf Kebir desert

Past Horizons - Tue, 2014-06-17 14:15
A chance find at the Cave of Swimmers adds a colourful twist to an exhibition in Paris celebrating the work of ethnographer Leo Frobenius in raising awareness of the rock art of Africa
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New archaeology survey maps Iraqi Kurdistan

Past Horizons - Mon, 2014-06-16 12:11
Until recently the Kurdistan region of Iraq was probably the most neglected area of the Near East, now new surveys are revealing a wealth of archaeology
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Divers return to wrecksite of the Mary Rose

Past Horizons - Mon, 2014-06-16 08:30
A new dive to the remaining submerged sections of the Mary Rose has allowed archaeologists to survey the current state of the shipwreck in the Solent
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Archaeo News Podcast 246

Past Horizons - Mon, 2014-06-16 06:31
Stone Pages with BAJR and Past Horizons presents the long running archaeology based podcast with the latest archaeology news, mainly related to prehistory, megalithic monuments and discoveries.
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Drunken revels depicted in 1800 year old mural

Past Horizons - Fri, 2014-06-13 14:13
An initiative to look into conservation of a mural known as The Drinkers at the archaeological zone of Cholula near Puebla also allows visitors a rare glimpse
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Migration Period cremations unearthed in Poland

Past Horizons - Thu, 2014-06-12 18:05
Dozens of cremation graves dating to around 400 AD; the start of the Great Migration period, are being studied at Łężany, southeastern Poland
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Neolithic farmers came to Europe by sea route

Past Horizons - Wed, 2014-06-11 07:14
How Neolithic people found their way to Europe has long been a subject of debate. A recent study of genetic markers in modern populations may offer some new clues
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First atlas of Inuit Arctic trails launched

Past Horizons - Tue, 2014-06-10 13:44
Using historical records, maps, trails and place names, researchers have pieced together the first overview of the "pan-Inuit" world
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Searching for lost English Civil War siegeworks

Past Horizons - Mon, 2014-06-09 13:05
Archaeologists using modern technology and community involvement aim to further explore the 370 year old siege works surrounding the market town of Newark
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3,200 year-old trousers found in Silk Road graves

Past Horizons - Sat, 2014-06-07 21:28
A study of remarkably preserved grave finds appears to confirm the assumption that the development of modern day trousers was closely connected with the beginnings of horse riding
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